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The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.



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The story of a private security contractor in Iraq who rejected the official explanation of his friend's death and sets out to discover the truth.

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Route to or from hell?
21 March 2011 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

The private companies with special tasks in Iraq are since long a problem. They aren't bound by the rules which regular armed forces have. They also exist in Britain and this new Ken Loach movie is about them.

A taxi with two children is destroyed. Later one of the contracted soldiers is killed and his friend tries to find out what happened. Who are the bad guys here? That warhead in the barrack or somebody or somebodies much higher in the hierarchy? This is not a typical Ken Loach drama, since it's on the surface more of a typical war thriller than an outcry about social injustice. But social injustice becomes the main theme. Loach is one of the few remaining outraged society commentators. We shall be glad we have him.

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